SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 21, 2018– Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that HTX-011 for postoperative pain management has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]Continue Reading ...
Home › News › Professional › Civilian Prehospital Tourniquets Linked to Reduction in Mortality WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 — Civilian prehospital tourniquet application is associated with a six-fold mortality reduction in patients with peripheral vascular injuries, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Pedro G.R. Teixeira, M.D., from […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 “Edith + Eddie,” a short documentary vying for an Academy Award Sunday, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent. As a columnist who covers aging, I’m familiar with such stories. But as I immersed myself in […]Continue Reading ...
Risks of all preterm delivery (spontaneous and iatrogenic) before 37 weeks and adjusted odds ratio according to maternal age categories. Credit: Fuchs et al (2018) Pregnant mothers aged 40 and over may have an increased risk for preterm birth, regardless of confounding factors, according to a study published January 31, 2018 in the open-access journal […]Continue Reading ...
February 23, 2018 Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects by some estimates nearly 1 in 100 people. Celiac disease symptoms are triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat and related plants, but gluten doesn’t act alone to cause the digestive symptoms that patients suffer. Rather, gluten induces an overactive immune response when […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Prepregnancy weights continue to rise in the United States, with less than half of women at a healthy size before conception, U.S. health officials report. Pregnancy experts fear this trend may threaten the health of mothers and their babies. “As the American population increases in size, we are now seeing more and more women starting […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Just before dawn on Friday, Congress passed another short-term spending bill that addresses several significant healthcare issues, such as the opioid crisis and keeping community health centers running, and it keeps the government open until late March. Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Bill Congress passed a stopgap spending bill early Friday that included 10 […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 14, 2018 Seasonal flu deaths have been studied and it has been seen that since 2009, over the six seasons of flu with the H1N1 strain of the virus, children under 2 years of age are most likely to succumb. Less than one third of these babies that died had […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year. They show that seasonal flu outbreaks originate in warm, humid […]Continue Reading ...
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Makena subcutaneous auto-injector drug-device combination product as a ready-to-administer treatment to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with one baby and who spontaneously delivered one preterm baby in […]Continue Reading ...
February 24, 2018 Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have discovered a new cellular and molecular pathway that regulates CD4+ T cell response–a finding that may lead to new ways to treat diseases that result from alterations in these cells. Their discovery, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 22, 2018 New York has successfully achieved a record low rate of smoking with only 14.2 percent of people smoking. Image Credit: Marc Bruxelle / Shutterstock According to an announcement made by Governor Andrew Cuomo this week (on the 20th of February 2018), 22 percent of the population was smoking […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Bottom Line: Contemporary population estimates suggest that like cigarette-only smokers, current cigar-only and pipe-only smokers have a higher risk of dying from cancers known to be caused by tobacco, and cigarette and cigar smokers have a higher risk of death from any cause compared with people who never used tobacco. Why The […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 — The “overmedication” of agitated dementia patients — with the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs — is an ongoing issue in U.S. health care. Now, British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease those symptoms, but in a much safer way. The newer antipsychotic pimavanserin appears to […]Continue Reading ...
February 6, 2018 An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15 in Flint, Michigan, was likely caused by a change in the city’s drinking water supply, according to a study led by Colorado State University researchers. Sammy Zahran, associate professor in the Department of Economics at CSU, was the lead author of an article about the […]Continue Reading ...
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